Imogene H. Williams | 1914 - 2008 | Obituary
February 10, 1914 - January 22, 2008
Imogene H. Williams, 93, of Maryville, MO passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at a local nursing home. Imogene was born at home, near Denver, MO, on February 10, 1914. Her parents were Frank and Etta Henderson. After Etta passed away, Frank married Dana, and Mildred was born. Imogene was a life-long resident of northwest Missouri.
At age 17, Imogene received her teaching certificate and rode her horse “Boots” to her first teaching assignment. She later received a B.S. in Education from Northwest Missouri State University, and taught in several rural northwest Missouri schools. Imogene also partnered in Maryville with her husband Garvin, forming the B&W Sporting Goods Store, Nodaway Lanes Bowling Alley, KNIM Radio Station, and the Williams Lawn Seed Co., now operated by their son, Leon.
Imogene loved her church, and was a faithful member of Maryville’s First Baptist Church. She loved playing the piano and organ, teaching the Young Married Sunday School Class, attending the weekly Prayer Group, and doing whatever was asked of her. She was also a lifetime member of the A.A.U.W.
Imogene lost her mother at age 3, helping to form the loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother she was. She had an adventurous spirit and would arrange unique outings for Leon during the family's many sales trips.
On April 20, 1935, Imogene married the love of her life, Garvin R. Williams, of Albany, MO. Garvin passed away on February 20, 2003. Imogene was also preceded in death by her parents and step mother, Dana
Left to mourn Imogene’s passing: her son Leon and wife, Elizabeth, of Maryville, MO; grandson Josh and wife, Joanna Williams, Kearney, MO; granddaughters Rebecca Simmons, Sarasota, FL & Amanda and husband, Duane Monks, Tulsa, OK; 4 great- grandchildren, Morgan, Cody, Maggie & Brody; sister Mildred and husband, Vincent Adams, Leavenworth, KS. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and other family members.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the First Baptist Church, Maryville, MO. The burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Albany, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the Bram Funeral Home of Maryville, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Maryville. Online condolences: www.bramfuneralhome.com